Easy Fruit Smoothie & Baby Food Idea

With my first baby I used to boil/steam fruits and vegetables and freeze little portions. This time round, I have discovered the beauty of the Nutribullet. It provides an extremely quick way of producing fresh, vitamin-rich food for a baby. Quick enough to do on a daily basis without loads of washing up afterwards to contend with.

Hawaiian Pizza-Inspired Toastie

I know I keep on posting different variations of a cheese toast as of late…I do apologise about this, but I guess it just reflects what I like eating at the moment. Currently, quick and tasty food is what excites me. With a little toddler that needs constant attention (he is at the climbing and…

Mushroom, Red Onion and Cheese Toastie

I like quick and tasty food (don’t we all..!) and this is a combination that I have been eating quite a lot lately. Let’s face it, anything with warm, melty mature cheddar cheese is always going to be a winner. This is a nice idea for a quick, tasty, healthy (I think so) lunch. Makes…

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with a Kick

I am really into my soups at the moment…I have not always found them filling or satisfying but now I eagerly look forward to a meal of soup. Here I am posting one of my current favourite soup recipes. I think homemade soups are so much nicer than anything you can buy from the shop…

Grilled Cheese Toast (with an Indian Twist)

As far as the word ‘recipe’ can be utilised…I would say this barely qualifies as one, as it is so basic. However, despite the simplicity of this ‘recipe,’ it is such a winning combination that I just had to post it. I go through phases of loving a certain food for a while and then…

Chilli and Lime Quinoa with Pan-Fried Halloumi

I love mezze-type food for lunches and dinners: Tasty, healthy and moreish. It’s nice to have a few different components to the meal as opposed to just having one big bowl of pasta, for example. Quinoa is something that can taste extremely boring…or you can dress it up to give it spice and flavour. The…

King Prawns in a Garlic and Tomato Sauce

I went for tapas recently (to be honest I don’t know how ‘authentic’ it was) but there were two major conclusions I got from that meal. One, a simple dish of prawns in garlic and tomato can be absolutely divine. Not an overload of flavours but just a few uncomplicated tastes coming through; I was…

Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks

This is one way to cook tandoori-style chicken but you could vary as you want…add extra spices, herbs etc. I thought I would post a simple recipe first…one with a long list of ingredients can appear daunting! I have also tried salmon and cod baked with a similar marinade and that also works amazingly well (I…

Spinach, Red Onion and Mature Cheddar Scrambled Eggs

To be honest, even a simple scrambled eggs dish can be divine. I was once watching a Gordon Ramsay programme and he did them with creme fraiche and chives; I tried making them and trust me they were good. I have found the recipe online here. I guess you could add creme fraiche (or milk…

Garlic and Herb Salmon with Mustard Cheese Jacket Potato…

Now this is a quick idea for a lunch or dinner. It’s not a recipe as such – more an example of how I have put different elements together, it’s more a meal idea. On the days when you have no leftovers or nothing that needs eating before it goes off (I always have this…